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MANUFACTURERS - DECEMBER 2018

Sika AG has acquired the global Concrete Fibers business of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Propex Holding LLC, bringing its well-established Fibermesh brand and technical expertise into a growing concrete additives portfolio. The deal includes a 130,000-sq.-ft. production facility offering the Sika Region Americas business additional micro and macro synthetic fiber capacity.

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ORGANIZATIONS - DECEMBER 2018

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association President Robert Garbini, P.E. will retire at the close of the 2019 convention, March 5-7 in Tampa, capping a 27-year career with the group and more than two decades at its helm. He announced his plan indicating confidence that staff and member leadership will continue to achieve goals for advancing concrete’s interests in the building sector, local paving market and advocacy arena, while increasing workforce professionalism and product quality through research and education.

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Lanxess center takes colored concrete to the next level

Lanxess has invested in new equipment and technology to make its North American Technical Competence Center – Construction (NACCC) for Inorganic Pigments the most modern lab for colored concrete in the U.S.; offer customers the best possible technical services and support; and, fulfill what management notes are the highest standards in terms of safety, regulatory compliance and quality.

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PRODUCERS - DECEMBER 2018

Sunroc Corp., the flagship aggregates, ready mixed, masonry and construction services business of St. George, Utah-based Clyde Cos., has expanded its Northern Utah region, acquiring the assets of Tri-County Concrete. Based in Roosevelt, east of Salt Lake City, the company supplies construction aggregates and ready-mixed concrete to municipalities, contractors and do-it-yourself project customers in Utah’s Duchesne, Uintah and Daggett counties. Tri-County employees will continue in their current positions with Sunroc, led by Operations Manager Clint Gardner.

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MANUFACTURERS - NOVEMBER 2018

A new thermal beneficiation technology from Charah Solutions, Louisville, Ky., improves finished fly ash quality by reducing loss on ignition, ammonia, activated carbon and moisture in raw feeds. The proprietary MP618 Multi-Process suits both wet and dry ash streams and offers these company-cited advantages over competing technologies: Lower cost profile; efficient footprint with self contained environmental controls that can be deployed in weeks versus years; and, modular design that can be scaled to market demand.

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